By RoboForex Analytical Department
On Monday, the market major is neutral near 1.0800. The market has got all the info at hand: the decision of the Federal Reserve System to lift the interest rate by 25 base points and the confirmation of the ECB mood for it has lifted the rate by 50 base points.
The Fed will go on lifting the rate smoothly but is “mentally” preparing to put an end to the cycle. As for the ECB, it is decisive about lifting the rate until it gets inflation under control. As long as it lost quite a lot of time on monitoring the situation, things look quite logical.
The US employment market in January proved strong. The unemployment rate dropped to 3.4%, average wage grew by 0.3% m/m as expected. 517 thousand new workplaces were created by the NFP report, which is much more than forecast. The data taken together gave great support to the USD.
On H4, EUR/USD has completed a wave of decline to 1.0840. Practically, this level has become a breakthrough for the ascending channel. At the moment, the market formed a consolidation range around this point, and with an escape downwards it opened a pathway for decline to 1.0750. After it is reached, a correction to 1.0840 should follow, and after that – a decline to 1.0650. Technically, this scenario is confirmed by the MACD. Its signal line is heading strictly downwards, getting ready to break through the zero level.
On H1, the pair has formed a structure of a consolidation range around 1.0840. With an escape downwards, a pathway for decline to 1.0750 will open. Then a correction up to 1.0840 and a decline to 1.0650 should follow. Technically, this scenario is confirmed by the Stochastic oscillator. Its signal line is above 50. A decline to 20 is expected.
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